The Osage Culture Traveling Trunk is designed to educate young Missourians about the Osage people who lived in Missouri when Europeans first arrived. The Traveling Trunk contains Osage Nation approved materials about Osage history, language, and culture.
This resource is designed for elementary through middle school students, as well as interested high school students and adults. The main goal of the trunk is to foster an understanding of Osage culture and heritage throughout ancestral Osage territory in Missouri.
Read about the trunk on the Osage Nation website by clicking on the Osage Nation seal to the right or going to https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/who-we-are/historic-preservation/osage-culture-traveling-trunk.
- Incorporates contemporary Osage perspectives
- Approved by the Osage Nation, Pawhuska, Oklahoma
- Hands-on and interactive
- Topics include: Osage lands, foods, language, games, art, and more!
- Fosters cross-cultural understanding and cultural competence
- A collaboration between: Missouri State University's Anthropology Program, in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology; the Osage Tribal Historic Preservation Office and Traditional Cultural Advisors Committee; & History Museum on the Square
- Available for educational uses to schools, museums, scouts, etc.
With funding from Missouri State University, the Osage Nation, the History Museum on the Square, and the Missouri Humanities Council with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities